The pitch at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai can be expected to favour batsmen particularly in the second innings.
In the last 4 out of the 5 matches played here, teams batting second have recorded wins.
The pacers have a wicket-share of 69.33% compared to the spin bowlers getting only 30.67%.
It will be a mostly sunny day on Sunday in Mumbai but by the time it is evening, the skies will have clouds hovering over which means that the match will be played in overcast conditions. The temperature will be steady at 30°C while humidity levels will be above 70%.
HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORD (overall):
Matches played: 18
Hyderabad won: 13
Punjab won: 5
No result: -
Top 3 players from Hyderabad: Abhishek Sharma, Nicholas Pooran, Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Top 3 players from Punjab: Shikhar Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada, Jitesh Sharma
Top picks for H2H/WTA contest (top 5 players each):
Top 5 players from Hyderabad: Abhishek Sharma, Nicholas Pooran, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Aiden Markram, Rahul Tripathi
Top 5 players from Punjab: Shikhar Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada, Jitesh Sharma, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone.
Q & A:
Fantasy tips and tricks: Should I pick more bowlers, batsmen or all-rounders?
The last league round match of the Indian T20 cricket League 2022 between Hyderabad and Punjab on Sunday night at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai is an inconsequential match since both these teams have been ruled out of getting a spot in the play-offs. Both Punjab and Hyderabad have themselves to blame for remain consistent and not good enough when it mattered the most but nevertheless, they will be keen to sign off on a winning note. The traditional way of making fantasy cricket playing 11 team which will have a long batting line-up along with plenty of fast bowling options will be the right approach for this match.
Fantasy tips: From which team should I pick more players in my XI? Which team is stronger?
There is not a lot that separates Punjab and Hyderabad at this stage in the tournament. Both have played 13 matches so far, recorded wins in 6 while they lost 7. However, it is Hyderabad who had been on a 5-match losing spree which they were able to and only in their last match. On the other hand, despite having one of the best squads at their disposal, Punjab were bad enough to miss out on a spot in the play-offs once again. A right mix of players from both the teams will be the correct approach of making fantasy cricket playing XI.
MORE INFORMATION: Hyderabad and New Zealand captain Kane Williamson will not be available for the final match of Indian T20 cricket League 2022 season for his team as he has returned home to be in time for the birth of his second child. In the absence of Kane Williamson, it is expected that the newly-appointed West Indies captain across formats, wicketkeeper-batsman Nicolas Pooran or even India's veteran fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar will take over the captaincy responsibilities for the final match of the season for the 2016 title winners.
PLAYERS’ FORM: while both Hyderabad and Punjab will be keen on signing off with victories, we will be able to achieve the desired result only via players who are in form and have been delivering in recent matches. For Punjab, Shikhar Dhawan and Jonny Bairstow have been consistent performers in their team while Kagiso Rabada has been their best bowler in the season so far. On the other hand, the young Abhishek Sharma will want to dazzle once again at the top for Hyderabad in the absence of Williamson, whereas the assuring presence of Rahul Tripathi, Nicholas Pooran and Aiden Markram would once again make Hyderabad think about all that could have been.
Changes in squad (if any): NO
HYDERABAD: Abhishek Sharma, Priyam Garg, Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Nicolas Pooran (wk), Glenn Phillips, Washington Sundar, Fasal Farooqi, Umran Malik, T Natarajan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar.